By Vijay, Trackalerts.Com Writer

JeVaughn Minzie, Ivan Henry, Yanique McNeil and Britlie Dixon were the most impressive performers at Saturday's (15 Feb) Ben Francis Invitational Meet held on the gounds on Vere Tech in Clarendon.

On the say when Jamaican sprinter Aleen Bailey was honoured by her alma mater Vere, St. Jago High's Ivan Henry shone the brightest with record 48.53secs to take the Class 1 boys 400m.

Nathan Allen, Henry's teammate, was the next best over the distance with 48.85 while Jevaughn Minzie of Bog Walk High dropped 49.53 for third overall. Minzie had earlier blazed the dirt track to top the boys 200m field in a record 22.04secs.

On the girls side, home girls Yanique McNeil 55.83 and Andrenette Knight 58.01, were the Classes 1 and 2 400m winners.

Britlie Dixon, also of Vere, was also impressive in setting a new Class 3 girls 800m record time of 2:15.8. Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen topped Class 2 in 2:17.2.

Edwin Allen girls made their presence felt in the half lap events. Monique Spencer led a clean sweep for the Frankfield-based school in the Class 1 event – her time 24.5 seconds ahead of her teammates Saqukine Cameron (24.84) and Claudette Allen (25.85).

In the Class Three, Edwin Allen again took the top three spots with Aaliyah Hopkins 25.73 ahead of Kashieka Cameron 25.86 and Shellace Clark 26.30.

Edwin Allen won three of the seven heats in the Class Two 200m, but Wolmer's Shauna Helps had the day's fastest time of 25.43 seconds. Patrice Moody of Edwin Allen was second best with 26.14.

In the long jump pit, St Jago's Shamoya McNeil won the Class One long jump with 5.22m; The Queen's School's Jessica Noble took Class Two 5.32m while Holmwood Tech with Majet Mason 4.97m and Shadea Hundson 5.32m were the winners in Classes 4 and 3.

Come Saturday at Gibson Relays, St. Jago and Calabar will face-off in what experts are saying will be the fastest schoolboy 4x400m relay.


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